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CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 6:20pm EST
growth over the last a few months. it reminded us that bad decisions in washington can get in the way of economic rugrats. we agree -- economic progress. we agree that we cannot cut our way to prosperity. it has not worked in the past and it will not work today. it could weaken our economy. a could cost us jobs. not just now, but in the future. what we need is a balanced approach. an approach that says let's cut would we can afford, but make the investments we cannot afford to live without. investment in education, research thomas development. -- of research, development. republicans and democrats have worked together to reduce our deficit by $2.5 trillion. that is a good start, but to get the rest of the way, we need a balanced set of reforms. for example, we need to lower the cost of health care like programs like medicare. we cannot pass the burden. these reforms must go hand-in- hand with eliminating excess spending in our tax code so that the wealthiest cannot take advantage of loopholes and reductions that are not available to most americans. 2012 can be a year of solid growth and
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 6:20pm EST
opportunities that await us in those areas. energy has been a source of anxiety for our nation since the 1970's and thanks to new technologies, an era of rsscarsty is giving way to one of abundens. we now have a 90 years supply of natural gas, enough oil to eliminate imports for decades and a broad range of options for efficiency. there may never have been a time when america has had more potential for energy production or better ability to use our energy wisely. but of course, we recognize all is not well. energy production on public lands owned by the federal government either stayed plat flat or fell in recent years. america's energy infrastructure has aged. the price of oil is high and the need for reliable energy has never been more urge gent. projects are too often hand strom with burden some regulations. our energy has improved in some respects but we can demand better. to take full advantage of our energy opportunities and to face up to our energy challenges, this week i released a report entitled energy 2020, a vision for america's energy future. it's based on a simple insight, energy
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